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  • Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed 14 ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

    SYDNEY — Horror over a deadly siege morphed into anger Tuesday as leaders of a grieving nation demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal hist ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Mystery man hands out $100 bills in Massachusetts

    BARNSTABLE, Mass. — A generous mystery man has made the holiday season a little brighter for employees of two Massachusetts coffee shops.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Sony hackers reference 9/11 in new threats against theaters

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures’ film “The Int ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings is found dead

    PENNSBURG, Pa. — An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead in the woods near his suburban Philadel ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Marijuana fight riskier for Congress in states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia’s decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on t ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The latest of five generations who have worked the same ground in northeastern Nebraska, 52-year-old Scott Garwood, isn’t growing c ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • 6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philadelphia

    PENNSBURG, Pa. — A man suspected of going to three houses in the Philadelphia suburbs and fatally shooting six people, including his ex-wife and her t ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • 'Deluded' hostage-taker saw himself as a martyr

    SYDNEY — He wrote letters to grieving families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan that likened them to "Hitler's soldiers." He was accused of ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Jeb Bush to 'actively explore' run for president

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday took his most definitive step yet toward running for president, announcing plans to “activ ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Why oil is down by half, what it means for you

    NEW YORK — The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • US stocks up after biggest weekly loss since 2012

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks opened broadly higher Monday following the biggest weekly losses in two and a half years. The Russian ruble hit a record l ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Families of Newtown victims sue gunmaker, seller

    HARTFORD, Conn.— The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher injured two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

    Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same — with the hope of curing their own disease.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:55 am
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